Rexall Place - Source of Entertainment for Edmonton
An indoor arena in Edmonton & home to Edmonton Oiler's
Rexall Place (formerly known as the Northlands Coliseum, Edmonton Coliseum and Skyreach Centre) is an indoor arena in Edmonton. The arena is home to the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League (NHL) and Edmonton Rush of the National Lacrosse League (NLL). The arena was completed in 1974 as the Northlands Coliseum. Then it became the Edmonton Coliseum in 1990 and Skyreach Centre in 1998, before it changed to its current name during the middle of the 2003-04 NHL season
The official capacity for hockey is 16,839, which is slightly less than the 17,100 the arena held before the 2003-04 NHL season. Rexall Place includes 39 luxury suites and 16 skyboxes. The arena is currently named for Rexall products, a subsidiary of Katz Group Canada which purchased the naming rights in December 2003.
A large bronze statue of Canadian hockey icon and former Oilers Captain Wayne Gretzky is situated outside of Rexall Place. The ice at Rexall Place is often regarded as the best in the National Hockey League.
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